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Gaylord Alpenfrost – February 2 – 4, 2017

Northern Michigan is truly a four-season paradise. Located at the hub of northern Lower Michigan, The Alpine Village of Gaylord is a year-round destination for shoppers and outdoor enthusiasts, and the annual Alpenfest event, has become a time-honored Summer celebration enjoyed by thousands of visitors and area residents alike.

Alpenfrost continues this tradition by celebrating the heart of the Winter season in the Alpine Village. For several years, Gaylord celebrated a Winterfest event, spearheaded by local business-men Jim Lappan and Dave Baragrey, that included an ice fishing derby, ice and snow sculpture events, kids games, contests and more.

Alpenfrost, a term coined by committee member Cindy Akans, is a rebirth and evolution of this exciting winter celebration in downtown Gaylord, combining anchor events such as The Polar Plunge and a Craft Beer and Wine Festival at Treetops Resort, with a flurry of downtown activities, games and merchant sales. Worthy of vintage Norman Rockwell painting, the Alpine Village will unveil an open-air ice skating rink on the Courthouse lawn during Alpenfrost. As with Alpenfest, a unique annual Alpenfrost pin will be available that will offer pin wearers special discounts throughout the event. It’s about Winter, adventure, and having fun in the Alpine Village, Please enjoy Alpenfrost and we look forward to seeing you again next year

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1 month ago

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Photos are UP!!! 508 of them. Thank you Awrey Films for taking all the AMAZING photos of Alpenfrost.
Check out the 2020 Alpenfrost Album and see all the pics.
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Photos are UP!!! 508 of them. Thank you Awrey Films for taking all the AMAZING photos of Alpenfrost. 
Check out the 2020 Alpenfrost Album and see all the pics.

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Who is the weird-looking guy?

1 month ago

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1 month ago

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So excited! Got our thank you cards ordered through image factory. Now to properly thank all these amazing sponsors for helping make Alpenfrost possible! ❤️❤️🥶 ... See MoreSee Less

So excited! Got our thank you cards ordered through image factory. Now to properly thank all these amazing sponsors for helping make Alpenfrost possible! ❤️❤️🥶

1 month ago

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We want to hear from you!

Please leave a comment or message us about your experience with Alpenfrost this last Saturday (2/15).

What did you like?
What did you not like?
What would you like to see for the future Alpenfrost festivals?

We are open for suggestions ❄️

And thank you so much for helping this festival grow!
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Please give us a call next year, we missed offering an Alpenfrost Open Skate.

We miss the chili cook-off and cupcake contest. The hot chocolate was good but there were no signs at the pavilion that it was being moved to the Graystone coffee shop. 🤔

The cold was the biggest issue. Having the pavilion heaters on and sides pulled down earlier on Saturday would have been helpful. Also, there were soup/chilli competitions in previous years.....that was always fun and brought out lots of people.

Being back the Little Miss Alpenfrost contest. I know its a lot of work to organize a festival like this. Thanks for all of your hard work!

Oh my goodness! We took part in many of the events! What a blast!! Loved it alll!!!

I really thought that the person managing the facebook events on facebook did a great job plugging events in. It was easy to pull up the event page and see what was going on and where. Thank you!

Would have been nice to have a bigger “hangout area” to warm up and regroup with littles and between events. Alpenfrost headquarters and the craft vendor area were just too crowded.

Maybe different shops in town can host a small event. This would be fun for the town and maybe bring them some business.

Maybe have it in December or January so it's not so bitter cold

Everyone did a great job, even when making changes on the fly!

We had trouble finding things. Not enough signs.

Ice sculptures. We went later in the day Snd there was nothing much to see or do.

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1 month ago

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Now this is a family enjoying Alpenfrost to the fullest ... See MoreSee Less

Now this is a family enjoying Alpenfrost to the fullest

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What great looking crew!!!!

Colleen Wambold Joe Wambold GreyStone Coffee Company

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